Today marks both the beginning of summer, and grilling season. Long days and warm weather inspire us to enjoy cooking and eating outside. Nothing beats the distinctive smoky flavor of grilling. However, the standard buns, sugary sauces, poor quality meats, and mayo-drenched side dishes that are so often the focus of backyard barbeques are not the healthiest options. Grilling can be a delicious and super fast cooking technique perfect for any healthy lifestyle. So fire up your grill and learn how to prepare foods that are flavorful and good for you!
1) Is it Dinner or Dessert? – Barbecue sauce gets its tantalizing kick from sugar. Just two tablespoons of barbecue sauce has 100 calories, and more than 3 teaspoons of sugar (Note: the American Heart Associations recommends that women eat no more than 6 tsp. of sugar per day and men 9 tsp.). Instead, try flavoring your meats with steak house favorite Chimichurri Sauce